Inspired by the fractals seen through kaleidoscopes, this basket explores visual play with impromptu shapes in wire and paper. The Kaleidoscope Basket is a traditional basket in the woven wire base; the rest is shaped freehand with wire added in swirls and angles to create the sides and eventually the rim. The most intriguing decision points in making this basket are choosing which spaces get color and which will remain open. White mat board is used to create the sub-surface for the colorful handmade and tissue papers that are applied with brush and glue. The papers are sealed for protection and use. Vintage buttons are used for the center point in the base.
H: 14" | W: 7" | D: 7"